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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2013, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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North Cascades Highway open today

Highway 20 the connection to the dry side of the state
opened today at 1:00 PM. Met up with three other riders
for the trek.



Motorcycles go to the head of the line



this is Tootsie Clark the official gate opener. She started a
small restaurant in Marblemount many years ago and now
brings up sticky buns and coffee for the folks who attend
the opening





in the mean time we wait for the WA DOT to unlock the gate





at 1:00 the DOT shows and Tootsie heads over to do her job



since there is no oncoming traffic for awhile (they open the other
side at the same time) we quickly arrive at the summit, Washington
Pass.



a beautiful day , we went through some light flurries and wet roads,
not bad at all











the we drop over to the dry side for a quick pic







time to head back to the wet side, probably pretty icy up there tonight



one of the great rides in the Northwest. You can do a loop down
to Stevens or Snoqualmie pass. Check it out sometime

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Rode that last August...sure looks different this time of year!
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Looks like a great day! Definitely my favorite ride on the Washington side.

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A little history of the highway

it cuts through the North Cascades Nation Park



a friend gave that button today.

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